Developmentally disabled people need real jobs, says...03/26/15
Unemployment among Canadians who are intellectually challenged registers at between 30 to 50 percent. Those who support them say they want to work and they can work and the old system of sheltered day programs to occupy their time needs to change.
Relationships by design, rethinking monogamy - March 26, 2015
Monogamy remains sacred ... even as divorce rates soar. Our series "By Design" is asking about the longevity of intimacy and primary relationships and whether the time has come to redesign our relationships, in order to save them.
Checking-in on wearing Niqabs, electric cars, Barrett Brown and more -...
We hear what you had to say about our panel of Niqab-wearing Canadian women and a proposal to cover the cost of prescription drugs under a national pharmacare plan. Plus, we check-in with Mohammed Fahmy and Barrett Brown.
Germanwings flight crash was deliberate, French prosecutor says - March...
French prosecutors have revealed the Germanwings flight crashed deliberately and that the co-pilot was conscious as the plane descended. We speak with a pilot who is also an aviation attorney and engineer for his thoughts on this.
One month delay for trial is another legal limbo, Mohamed Fahmy - March...
In our Checking-In segment, we hear from Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian journalist awaiting trial in Cairo who says he is back in an excruciating one month legal limbo. The judge has postponed the trial so that a new committee can review video evidence.
Doctors fight for their right to refuse care over religious beliefs -...
New Ontario policy says doctors must treat patients, or refer them, even if it goes against their religious beliefs. Christian doctors across Canada argue the Charter protects their right to refuse care and are willing to go to court to prove it.
The secret recipe to making online content Go Viral - March 25, 2015
From cat videos to Old Spice commercials, the contagious nature of specific, peculiar online offerings is rarely random. Today, our series "By Design" looks at what it takes to Go Viral with Jonah Berger, the author of "Contagious: Why Things Catch...
Canada's airstrikes in Syria break international law, say critics -...
The Official Opposition called Canada's plan to join the U.S. over Syrian airspace, a breach of international law. The parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Defense joins us to defend its legal basis.
Fears grow over Yemen teetering on brink of civil war - March 24, 2015
Whoever sent the suicide bombers on Friday knew the mosques in Sanaa would be full of worshippers . The attack underlined what people who live there already know - Yemen is on the edge of something very bad. Is Yemen heading into civil war?
Switching to an electric car isn't always good for the environment -...
Powering an electric car may be just be an electrical socket away but electricity as fuel may actually be more laden with green house gases than filling up at a gas station. And in some provinces research shows electricity is dirtier than oil.
Kids learn computer code in class to help with problem solving - March...
There's a push to teach children as young as five how to code, teaching them concepts to go beyond consuming digital products, and perhaps eventually prepping them for jobs major corporations can't now fill. Now Google is joining the effort in Canada.
Canada's 'end game' in Iraq too murky, say military analysts - March...
With the deadline of Canada's mission in Iraq looming, the expectation is the Prime Minister will extend and even expand the mission, and possibly agree to action in or over Syria. But critics are asking what kind of new alliances Canada could be...
Selfie sticks banned from museums, tourist sites - March 23, 2015
The long arm of the law is reaching toward your vacation snapshots. If your smartphone is not at the end of your fingertips but instead at the end of a selfie stick, you may find yourself discouraged, banished, shamed and blamed.
Revealing facts behind the Via rail terror plot verdict - March 23, 2015
The high-profile terror trial that ended Friday in Toronto, with convictions for the two accused, was full of twists and turns. The CBC's Laura Lynch was present for the entire trial and she shares her observations on this significant court case.
Starbucks 'Race Together' campaign stirs up controversy - March 20, 2015
Starbucks stores in the U.S. are giving their baristas free rein to talk race with their customers. But the campaign is raising eyebrows — and questions about whether this is the best way engage citizens in an issue that defies simple solutions.
Referendum should not decide BC transit plan, critics say - March 20,...
Residents of Metro Vancouver are voting in a referendum about a major new transportation initiative. But the biggest question in some people's minds isn't the one on the ballot — but whether a referendum is the way to make this kind of decision.
Tunisia terror attack leaves country on edge - March 20, 2014
A deadly terror attack at a Tunis museum raises questions about how to secure Tunisia's future, and consolidate its democratic gains.
2 niqabs and a hijab: 3 Muslim women talk about the face covering -...
Amid a national debate that's filled the twittersphere and the public square, the voices of Muslim women are often under-represented in the conversation. We hear from a panel of women who wear the niqab — or used to.
Checking-In on men's rights, Taber's ban on swearing and more - March...
The Current's Friday host David Common joins Anna Maria to sort through some of your feedback on the past stories of the week.
Netanyahu wins Israeli election with hardline security stance - March...
After an electoral victory that will make him Israel's longest serving Prime Minister, we're asking what Benjamin Netanyahu's narrow re-election signals for peace in the Middle East.
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